§ Pete Wishart
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contact was made between his Department and BioReliance after the visit of his Department's officials in late 2001. 
§ Dr. Moonie
[holding answer 23 May 2002]: Following the visit by representatives from Dstl Porton Down and the Medical Supplies Agency to BioReliance on 4 December 2001, contact with BioReliance in the form of a series of e-mails was instigated by Dstl Porton Down on 14 January 2002.
There has been no contact between BioReliance and Dstl Porton Down since that date.